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Belfast Hotels, past and present
« on: June 05, 2014, 02:39:17 PM »


It seems to me that Belfast hotels are booming these days and thankfully not booming like in the old days.

Here is a one hour docu on The Europa Hotel, the most bombed hotel in the world.

It is informative, amusing and tragic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG3GI5EqHWA


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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 03:32:28 PM »
What about the Grand Central Hotel in Royal Avenue. Never ventured in myself but met those who had been to wine and dine on special occasions. One of the neighbours in Maralin Street had a job in the kitchens and had quite a bit of their cutlery in her kitchen drawer!

We used to babysit for her and always washed up the dinner dishes while we were there.  She always made us a cup of Fry's Cocoa before we went home, sweetened of course with condensed milk This was the time of rations etc during the 2nd WW. ;)

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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 06:37:52 PM »
What about the Grand Central Hotel in Royal Avenue. Never ventured in myself but met those who had been to wine and dine on special occasions. One of the neighbours in Maralin Street had a job in the kitchens and had quite a bit of their cutlery in her kitchen drawer!

We used to babysit for her and always washed up the dinner dishes while we were there.  She always made us a cup of Fry's Cocoa before we went home, sweetened of course with condensed milk This was the time of rations etc during the 2nd WW. ;)
The Da was a 'vegetable' cook in the GCH  early to mid fifties, (after being blown up at Dunkirk and surviving and him a Fennian ;) ) Lots of stories about the goings on there.  :D

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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 01:43:49 PM »
The Elsinore         On the Antrim rd.

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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 07:27:12 AM »
Wasn't there a hotel in Glenravel St off Clifton St in the 60's, I think it was also called The Glenravel Hotel?.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 04:31:51 PM »
Was. Called. Th Clifton
 The international,,,,,,,,the. Midland,,,,,, temperance. Hotel   Donegall st.        ,,,,,,,carrick house ??
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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 06:26:13 PM »
what about the hotel on the crumlin rd.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 01:30:37 PM »
The Lake Glen...5 entry, chicken and chips in a basket and you had to wear a shirt and tie or they'd tell ye to 'blow aff'!
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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 03:08:25 PM »
what about the hotel on the crumlin rd.
the grub  wasn't good and  lights out. Early.  Staff nasty barsrterds

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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 07:02:29 PM »
what about the hotel on the crumlin rd.

That particular `hotel` was reserved for the vermin of Northern Irish society, of both persuasions.
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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 09:15:40 PM »
Specially the screws

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 09:48:28 AM »
The Imperial on Cliftonville Road,methinks George  Best 'opened' it.

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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 10:29:43 AM »
The Imperial on Cliftonville Road,methinks George  Best 'opened' it.

Hello Belfast proud. .was that hotel on Cliftonpark Ave.       The Midland Hotel was at one time possibly the best hotel in Belfast and many of the staff left to follow the manager to the Europa.   Being so close to the railway it was surprisingly quiet.
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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 10:52:47 AM »
What about the hotel in Carrick Hill area?  Stan Laurel  and Oliver Hardy and wives stayed in the Midland Hotel.
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Re: Belfast Hotels, past and present
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 11:00:36 AM »

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